NBC has drafted in a different kind of hero for this year's revival of the Heroes television series. TVLine reports that Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World) has been cast in a "key" role in the forthcoming 13-episode minseries Heroes Reborn.
“There are a few franchises I’ve always wanted to be a part of, and Heroes is one of them,” Levi said to TVLine. “Chuck gave me the opportunity to wield some fun powers, but an entire world with superpowers is a world I’ve always wanted to explore."
Levi is only the second castmember confirmed for Heroes Reborn, after Jack Coleman was announced as reprising his role from the original Heroes several months ago.
During the recent Television Critics Assocation winter press tour, NBC President Robert Greenblatt said the complete Heroes Reborn cast would be announced in the coming weeks.